Session hijacking over cloud environment: A literature survey

M. Thangavel, K. Pandiselvi, R. Sindhuja

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Cloud computing is a technology that offers an enterprise model to provide resources made available to the client and network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources and pay-for-peruse basis. Generally, a session is said to be the collective information of an ongoing transaction. This package is typically stored on the server as a temporary file and labeled with an ID, usually consisting of a random number, time and date the session was initiated. That session ID is sent to the client with the first response, and then presented back to the server with each subsequent request. This permits the server to access the stored data appropriate to that session. That, in turn allows each transaction to be logically related to the previous one. Session hijacking is the common problem that is experienced in the cloud environment in which the session id is gained and information is gathered using the session ID compromising its security. This chapter covers session hijacking and the countermeasures to prevent session hijacking.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvancing Cloud Database Systems and Capacity Planning With Dynamic Applications
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages60
ISBN (Electronic)9781522520146
ISBN (Print)9781522520139
Publication statusPublished - Jan 5 2017
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science


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